Many of us here at The Boardr met when we were kids at skateboarding contests just like the ones we love organizing today. Come have a good time and make some new friends with us. Check our full events list to see when we're in your town next.
The Grind for Life Series runs all across cities in the US and has divisions in both bowl and street, men's and women's, and all age ranges. Divisions go from 9 and Under through 50 and Up!
April 25 - 29, 2018, Sydney, AustraliaFull Details
May 5, 2018, Zephyrhills, FloridaFull Details
We back our favorite skaters by carrying their signature stuff and the brands they work with in The Boardr Store.
Mark is the textbook definition of legendary. He is in his own world that no one can touch. All we can do is watch from the outside and soak in the entertainment and awe. Skateboarding is lucky to have Mark and we are lucky to be alive in his era.Shop Now
Jamie has been turning heads at contests for as long as we can remember. It first started with his signature crazy pink shirt he used to always wear as a little kid. That combined with his larger than average build and of course ripping skating makes for an unforgettable combo. As Jamie got older, his skating got more powerful, and now he's one of today's top amateur skateboarders.Shop Now
When Shane O'Neill skates, the world stops and watches. Whether it be an Instagram clip, a contest, or one of his mind-melting video parts, this Melbourne, Australia native has been making jaws drop ever since he picked up his first sponsor at the age of 13. Now residing in Southern California, Shane is living the American Dream, riding for Primitive Skateboards and Nike SB while earning victories at Tampa Pro and various SLS events around the world. Not one to forget his roots, Shane has opened his guest house to teammates and fellow Australians trying to make the jump over from The Land Down Under. When he's not skating, Shane likes hanging out with his daughter, playing video games, and hustling his friends at the local pool hall.Shop Now
Lazer Crawford is a young prodigy from Glendale, Arizona that started skating at the age of five and has no shortness of drive or motivation. He spends countless hours at his home park, 91 West, working on tricks to take to handrails and stairs in the streets that are twice his size. Armed with a clean style, an always expanding trick selection, and hair that changes color almost monthly, it's no surprise that Lazer is already a standout at top am contests such as PHX Am and Tampa Am. When he isn't skating, Lazer likes to chill with his supportive family and eat ice cream at Stone Cold Creamery.Shop Now
At first glance, you might not expect Franky Villani to be a world-class skateboarder for one of the hottest board brands in the world. But that is exactly what makes him special. Franky’s plus-size frame and introverted demeanor sneak up on you like the psycho-killers in his favorite horror movies. Then out of nowhere, this Santa Ana, California native will unleash a fury of crazy tricks on any spot you bring him to. Early on, Franky spent some time riding for Black Label, and then Zero, before being recruited to ride for Primitive Skateboards by Paul Rodriguez and Shane O’Neill. Combine this with his existing support from New Balance Numeric and you have one of the most in-demand amateurs in the industry. When Franky isn’t skating, you can find him searching for rare VHS tapes to add to his collection of 1980’s movies, creating custom-colored griptape for his skateboard, and eating spaghetti with his big Italian family.Shop Now
There is something truly special about the way Na-Kel Smith skates that commands attention. After receiving his first board from his uncle, skateboarding legend Kareem Campbell, Na-Kel gained inspiration from his surroundings growing up in Los Angeles to develop a sense of fashion, style, and street cred that has not been seen in skateboarding in years. Attracted to the sneaker game as a kid, Na-Kel has now aided in the design of three different custom colorways with his shoe sponsor, the illustrious adidas brand. He is also a founding member of the rap group Odd Future, beside long-time friend Tyler the Creator. With backing from iconic brands such as FA and Supreme, and a few acting credits already under his belt, it's only a matter of time before Nak transforms from skateboard star, to Hollywood superstar.Shop Now